yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote physical and emotional well-being

Other Words from yoga

yogic \ ˈyō-​gik How to pronounce yoga (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized

Examples of yoga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smaller fitness centers may only offer a handful of classes, such as yoga, cycling and kickboxing. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus, CNN, 12 Jan. 2022 Visitors can also stop by for classes that teach yoga, breathwork, meditation and more. Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2022 This family glamping resort—a 30-minute drive from the park’s rocky trails—offers morning yoga, a restaurant serving sophisticated camp food, and nightly live music (with s’more roasting) around communal fire pits. Travel, 5 Jan. 2022 Other people feel it by practicing yoga – not me, unfortunately! – by riding their bike, cooking or going for a run. Richard Huskey, The Conversation, 4 Jan. 2022 Alo Moves streams on-demand yoga, fitness, and mindfulness classes, and is an extension of Alo Yoga—the athleisure brand that counts everyone from Kendall Jenner to Hailee Steinfeld as fans. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 3 Jan. 2022 In addition, members have access to the fitness equipment and unlimited group exercise classes such as yoga, Les Mills, cycling, cardio & strength, aqua fitness and more, according to the release. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 Programs offered by the Avon Parks and Recreation Department include yoga, dance (hip hop, ballet, tap), and a softball clinic. cleveland, 18 Dec. 2021 Eddy got into bodybuilding, then yoga, and then Pilates. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of yoga

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yoga

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke

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16 Jan 2022

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“Yoga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yoga. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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yoga

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health
: a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Medical Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being — see hatha yoga

Other Words from yoga

yogic \ -​gik How to pronounce yoga (audio) \ adjective

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